How to Reschedule Biometrics Services Appointment as of July 28, 2021

USCIS no longer accepts written requests. Reschedule requests must now be made via the USCIS Contact Center by calling 1-800-375-5283. Your request to reschedule must: 1) be made before and time of the original appointment and 2) establish good cause for rescheduling. Please also see a sample recent biometrics appt notice without the option to mail in rescheduling requests.

Current State of DACA

On July 16, 2021, a district court in Texas ruled against DACA and found it to be unlawful. It's important to highlight that the decision only affects first-time filers. Existing DACA holders may continue to renew their DACAs and pending renewal application will continue to be processed. Both the White House and the DOJ have expressed intent to appeal the decision. Current state of DACA as of...

Still Haven’t Received Biometric Appointment Notice? Not much you can do

Update 08/11/2021 Two more examples of extremely long wait times for biometrics appointment notice. An I-485 FB was filed on 09/03/2020. Biometrics Appt notice was issued 9 months later.An I-751 was filed on 12/17/2020. Biomtrics Appoint notice arrived 8 months later. Update 08/04/2021 Another example of a late biometrics appointment. I-90 was filed in September 2020. Biometrics arrived in July...

Be mindful of the new DOL address for PERM cases

On July 16, 2021, the Department of Labor (DOL) announced a new mailing address for its Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) Atlanta National Processing Center (ANPC) which will become effective on August 25, 2021. What this means for PERM cases, specifically PERM recruitment, is that the notice of filing must show the new address starting September 5, 2021. The new address is: U.S....

Certain Temporary Protected Status (TPS) Applicants Can Now File Forms I-821 and I-765 Online

On July 21, 2021, USCIS made the following announcement regarding the availability of online filing for certain TPS applicants. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced today that certain Temporary Protected Status (TPS) applicants can now file Form I-821, Application for Temporary Protected Status, online.TPS applicants submitting an initial registration application may apply for TPS...

You may now pay I-140 Premium Processing via Credit Card

On July 20, 2021, The Nebraska Service Center (NSC) will start accepting credit card payments using Form G-1450 for petitioners filing Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Workers, with Form I-907, Request for Premium Processing Service, or when filing Form I-907 to upgrade a pending Form I-140 to premium processing.

Re-Designation Of TPS For Somalia 2021

On July 19, 2021, DHS announced the re-designation and extension of Somalia for TPS.  The extension of TPS for Somalia allows approximately 447 current beneficiaries to retain TPS through March 17, 2023, so long as they meet TPS eligibility requirements.  The re-designation of Somalia for TPS also allows an estimated 100 additional Somali nationals (or individuals having no nationality who...

Naturalization Processing Updates

Update 08/30/2021 We have some more processing updates of pending naturalization cases at the Baltimore Field Office. Below are two interview notices scheduled for 10/01/2021. One was filed on 09/28/2020 and the other on 11/27/2020. Applications filed in 2020 generally takes about a year or longer for adjudication, whereas cases filed in 2021 are processed much faster. Update 08/24/2021 We...

Re-designation of TPS for Yemen 2021

On July 6, 2021, DHS announced the re-designation and extension of Yemen for TPS. This means that current beneficiaries may extend their TPS until March 3, 2023, and first-time applicants may also apply. Current beneficiaries Current beneficiaries will be eligible to re-register for an extension of their status and have employment authorization. Approximately 1,700 current beneficiaries will be...